With less than an hour of rainfall across the island, pathways and roads within Waterford, Portmore, St. Catherine were flooded.
According to the Jamaica Labour Party councilor caretaker for the division Krisho Holmes, his investigation has revealed that a few drains which led to the Main Canal along Adair Drive, are blocked.
This was alarming to residents as the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season began on June 1 and will end on November 30. Jamaica’s MET office last week during a press conference told the nation that this year will see an active hurricane season and so, all should prepare.
Also, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Climate Prediction Centre, the outlook predicts a 60’% chance of an above-normal season.
Understanding, Holmes who is seeking to be elected come November when the parish council election is constitutionally due, says he is once again calling on the elected representatives: Councillor Fenley Douglas; Member of Parliament, Colin Fagan; and His Worship Mayor Leon Thomas, who are all representatives of the People’s National Party, to speedily address the issues by actively cleaning the drains in Waterford and other sections of Portmore.
This he noted is important for the health and well-being of the citizens and he strongly believes in his mantra that ‘Each one, help one’, and that this is one way you make a difference, community by community.
Krisho Holmes aims to make #WATERFORDSTRONG